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Re: Thinking about

From: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
To: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Thinking about
Date: 2011-07-26 20:52:05
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> I would like to see us encourage people whose blogs are syndicated to
> planet PostgreSQL and to .org to write fewer, though more substantial
> blog posts.
...
> What measures could we take to improve the situation?

I think you've just done as much as you can, with this post. :)

One "solution" would be to implement a voting system like MySQL has, 
but that has a lot of drawbacks.

> It's hard to write a blog post that stays on .org for more than a day
> or two now. This discourages people from writing really deep,
> subtantial blogposts, because they know that traffic to their blog
> will quickly fall off as soon as it slides off .org to make room for
> other blog posts, which in some cases would be more appropriate as
> tweets.
>
> Am I the only one who thinks so?

I don't know, but I doubt the situation is as bad as you fear. I suspect 
a lot of people read via RSS feeds, or check often enough to compensate 
for the relatively[1] high churn. High quality posts tend to be linked to, 
and thus show up on google search results, which is probably way more 
important than how long they stay on .org.

Having said all that, I'm against blog posts that would be more appropriate 
as tweets, but a scan of recent posts on planet.postgresql.org do not 
show any that are like that.

[1] Pet peeve: slashdot only keeps 15 items in their RSS feed now, which is 
insane given they have over 3x that per day.

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